5th September 1867 - Blackmore Museum formally opened

On 5th September 1867 the Blackmore Museum was formally opened to the public[1]

The museum had been founded in 1864 by Mr William Blackmore. It was built around artefacts recovered by two American archaeologists, Ephraim George Squier and and Edwin Hamilton Davis in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys[2].

The museum was administered by, but separate from, the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum which had been founded in 1860[3].


[1] Title Some account of the Blackmore museum, Salisbury Salisbury and south Wilts museum, page 2, 1868

[2] William Henry Blackmore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[3] Museum History | Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum